Issue Date: August 19, 2013
Study Finds High Methane Losses From Fracking
Methane emissions lost to the atmosphere during hydraulic fracturing operations in Utah are 6–12% of the amount produced, according to a recent study published in Geophysical Research Letters (2013, DOI: 10.1002/grl.50811). That level of loss would nix the greenhouse gas benefit gained from substituting natural gas for coal when generating electricity. The study was conducted by the Cooperative Institute for . . .
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